The 2021/2022 football season will run until May 2022, which means there is still about 6 months to play in the current season. Although the season is just mid-way, a lot of clubs have already identified problem areas within their squads which would need to be fixed in the transfer market.
By January 1, 2022, the summer transfer window will be officially opened, which means clubs can begin the process of getting the players they need to fix the glaring issues in their teams. While this is the case, a lot of the big transfers don’t usually happen in the winter transfer windows. As such, clubs are likely going to wait until the summer window to fix their issues.
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Top Transfers to Expect at the End of the 2021/2022 Season
The current football season (2021/2022) will come to an end by May, and the transfer window will officially be open on June 1, 2022. Going by the rumor mills, is expected that a lot of transfers will take place, all of which will may run into billions of dollars.
In this article, we will focusing on 5 of the biggest transfers we expect to see once the transfer window opens officially.
1. Erling Haaland to Leave Borussia Dortmund
Erling Haaland’s agent, Mino Raiola was one of the busiest and most talked about football agent last summer, and we expect him to be busy again this summer, and finally facilitate the transfer of his most prized asset to one of Europe’s elite team.
Haaland has been in unbelievable form since he joined Dortmund in the winter of 2020. He has since attracted the attentions of some of European football’s heavyweights, including Real Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, the Manchester clubs, among others. Last summer, Haaland was closely targeted by current European Champions, Chelsea, who were in the market for a top marksman, but the deal fell through, mainly because of a rumored £820,000 a week contract, and another £34m agent fee which Haaland agent had demanded in the course of negotiations.
Although Haaland didn’t get his dream move last summer, it is expected he will be leaving Dortmund this season as he reportedly has a modest £68m release clause in his contract which his admirers will definitely pay without thinking twice. From what we can learn from the media, the leading clubs for his signature this summer include, Real Madrid, Manchester City, and possibly Barcelona.
2. Kylian Mbappe to Join Real Madrid
The golden boy of French football, Kylian Mbappe came close to joining Spanish giants, Real Madrid in the last winter transfer, but the transfer was blocked by the Qatari owners of his current club, Paris Saint Germain. Mbappe who has less than a year on his current contract will be free to talk to Real Madrid starting from January, and from all indications, this is a deal that will likely go through.
The player was rumored to have said playing for the Los Blancos is his childhood dream, and the fact he is in the final year of his contract means he has all the power to make his dreams come true. Mbappe’s wages per week currently stands at £413,000 and it is expected he can increase that amount significantly at the Spanish capital. All other things being equal, Mbappe’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, will be able to take this deal over the line with minimum fuss.
3. Antonio Rudiger to Leave Chelsea
Current European champions, Chelsea will most likely lose the services of talismanic defender, Antonio Rudiger at the end of the season given the current realities. Rudiger who is in the last year of his contract with the London club was instrumental to their European success in May as well as their great start to the current season.
However, agreeing to a new contract has been quite difficult as player and club could not agree to a mutually beneficial deal. The contract offer on the table from Chelsea is said to have been below Rudiger’s expectations, and he is expected to join another club by June.
4. Mohammed Salah to Leave Liverpool
Unlike most of the players on this list, Salah is not in the last year of his Liverpool contract, but he may refuse to sign a new contract, which will leave him with a year to run on his contract at the end of the season.
Now, that is bad news for Liverpool. Undoubtedly, Salah is the most in-form player in the world currently, and this means he has many suitors. Failure to agree to a new bumper deal with Liverpool will mean he would likely move to a new team by the end of the current season.
5. Edinson Cavani to Leave Manchester United
At the start of the new season, Uruguayan forward, Cavani was seen as an untouchable in the Manchester United team. However, all of that seems to have changed as a lack of playing time, injuries, and change of manager means he may be staring at the exit door. For a player of Cavani’s stature, there can’t be a lack of suitors. In fact, it has been rumored that new moneybags, Newcastle United may be going all out for the player next summer.
The football transfer window is exciting and unpredictable, as a number of things can change quickly regarding players, clubs, and even the football administrators. However, going by what we know now, we are likely going to see the deals suggested above go though at the end of the current season.
The football transfer window offers a lot of intrigues and surprises. Read the 5 biggest transfers we expect to see at the end of the 2021/202 season.